By AIMEE BERG
Published: January 17, 2007
When 18-year-old Alexa Turzian poled past the finish line of the 10-kilometer freestyle race at the United States Nationals in Houghton, Mich., on Jan. 4, she became the youngest person to win a United States title in cross-country skiing. Her coach, Rick Kapala, was amazed. â€œShe hadn’t been a dominating junior,â€ he said in a telephone interview after the race.
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